The holistic viewpoint of a patient is why I allow up to 2 hours for your initial consultation at my practice (www.5elementacupuncturedublin.ie) because as part of this process will include a long list of questions — some of which seemingly having nothing to do with your ,main complaint.
By getting a full picture of your health requires more information than a list of your symptoms. How would you think that I could help you to to heal — whether it’s a pain disorder or any kind of disorder — if you don’t know who you are?
This is how many family doctors practised in the past. The doctor knew the family. He knew the children, the parents, the grandparents.